The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 50 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +28
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 254 341 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.51% 4.94% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 31.20% 30.97% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 197 286 183
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £42,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £29,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +1.75%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
814 1101 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.44% 15.94% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 673 951 718
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 136 £42,500 +41.66% 31
Cheshire +6 60 £24,000 -4.00% 14
Merseyside -1 30 £29,750 -0.83% 8
Lancashire +27 21 £26,250 -38.23% 6
Cumbria - 2 £38,500 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 369 (69.10%) Microsoft
2 272 (50.94%) MS Excel
3 239 (44.76%) Windows
4 176 (32.96%) Active Directory
5 149 (27.90%) Windows 7
6 144 (26.97%) Finance
7 142 (26.59%) ITIL
8 98 (18.35%) Degree
9 97 (18.16%) SQL Server
10 92 (17.23%) MS Exchange
11 87 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
12 85 (15.92%) SQL
13 83 (15.54%) Windows Server
14 81 (15.17%) Citrix
15 80 (14.98%) Project Management
16 75 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 74 (13.86%) VPN
18 72 (13.48%) Management Information System
19 71 (13.30%) SLA
20 70 (13.11%) Legal
21 68 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 68 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
22 66 (12.36%) TCP/IP
23 61 (11.42%) VMware
24 60 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
25 59 (11.05%) MS PowerPoint
26 58 (10.86%) Windows XP
27 56 (10.49%) Blackberry
28 55 (10.30%) Law
29 53 (9.93%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 92 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (6.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 27 (5.06%) SharePoint
6 26 (4.87%) Confluence
7 25 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.81%) CMS
9 14 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.69%) Skype for Business
11 6 (1.12%) IIS
11 6 (1.12%) SAS
12 4 (0.75%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.19%) eRoom
15 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 272 (50.94%) MS Excel
2 59 (11.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (7.68%) MS Project
4 18 (3.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.75%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.37%) InDesign
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (2.25%) Visualfiles
2 9 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.94%) Line 500
4 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.37%) FastStats
5 2 (0.37%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.19%) Primavera
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.06%) Office 365
2 20 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.94%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.19%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 74 (13.86%) VPN
2 66 (12.36%) TCP/IP
3 47 (8.80%) LAN
4 46 (8.61%) WAN
5 43 (8.05%) DNS
6 39 (7.30%) DHCP
7 37 (6.93%) Internet
8 28 (5.24%) Firewall
9 20 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (3.00%) VLAN
11 15 (2.81%) Wireless
12 10 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.69%) Broadband
14 8 (1.50%) SAN
15 7 (1.31%) WebEx
16 4 (0.75%) Intranet
16 4 (0.75%) MPLS
16 4 (0.75%) Telepresence
16 4 (0.75%) VoIP
17 3 (0.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.94%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.94%) MySQL
8 5 (0.94%) QlikView
9 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.75%) Tableau Vizable
10 3 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.56%) MS Access
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.19%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (4.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 26 (4.87%) JIRA
2 10 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.56%) Toad
5 3 (0.56%) tSQLt
6 2 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 144 (26.97%) Finance
2 70 (13.11%) Legal
3 55 (10.30%) Law
4 28 (5.24%) Banking
5 27 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.81%) Marketing
7 14 (2.62%) Retail
8 10 (1.87%) German Language
9 9 (1.69%) Billing
9 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 195 (36.52%) Analyst
2 69 (12.92%) IT Support
3 66 (12.36%) Support Analyst
4 58 (10.86%) Service Analyst
5 56 (10.49%) Support Engineer
6 53 (9.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 37 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (6.74%) IT Engineer
9 34 (6.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 33 (6.18%) Business Analyst
10 33 (6.18%) Technical Analyst
11 32 (5.99%) Architect
11 32 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (5.24%) 1st Line Support
12 28 (5.24%) IT Analyst
13 26 (4.87%) Project Manager
13 26 (4.87%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
13 26 (4.87%) Technical Business Analyst
14 24 (4.49%) Support Technician
15 23 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.81%) .NET
2 9 (1.69%) HTML
3 8 (1.50%) XML
4 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.94%) CSS
5 3 (0.56%) BREW
5 3 (0.56%) XSD
6 2 (0.37%) jQuery
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.37%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) Ajax
7 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
7 1 (0.19%) XHTML
7 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (13.48%) Management Information System
3 56 (10.49%) Blackberry
4 35 (6.55%) Visualisation
5 19 (3.56%) Fat Client
5 19 (3.56%) Mathematics
5 19 (3.56%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.37%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (3.00%) Credit Risk
9 14 (2.62%) SWIFT
10 13 (2.43%) Computer Science
11 12 (2.25%) iPad
11 12 (2.25%) iPhone
12 10 (1.87%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.50%) NHS
13 8 (1.50%) Statistics
13 8 (1.50%) User Experience
14 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 239 (44.76%) Windows
2 149 (27.90%) Windows 7
3 83 (15.54%) Windows Server
4 75 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (10.86%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.30%) Windows 8
8 31 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.56%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.50%) Android
10 8 (1.50%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.94%) Unix
13 4 (0.75%) Solaris
14 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.37%) Linux
14 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (26.59%) ITIL
2 80 (14.98%) Project Management
3 68 (12.73%) Requirements Analysis
4 53 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (8.24%) Service Management
7 43 (8.05%) Change Management
7 43 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 42 (7.87%) SDLC
9 36 (6.74%) PRINCE2
10 35 (6.55%) Service Delivery
11 34 (6.37%) Time Management
12 33 (6.18%) Presales
13 32 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (5.99%) Software Delivery
14 28 (5.24%) CRM
14 28 (5.24%) Enterprise Architecture
14 28 (5.24%) TOGAF
15 27 (5.06%) UML
16 26 (4.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 85 (15.92%) SQL
2 17 (3.18%) C#
2 17 (3.18%) VBA
3 16 (3.00%) C
4 13 (2.43%) T-SQL
4 13 (2.43%) VBScript
5 10 (1.87%) VB
6 7 (1.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.56%) ANSI SQL
8 3 (0.56%) PHP
8 3 (0.56%) PL/1
9 2 (0.37%) Java
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.19%) Python
10 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 98 (18.35%) Degree
2 68 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (8.99%) CCNA
3 48 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (8.61%) MCP
5 39 (7.30%) MCSE
6 33 (6.18%) MCSA
7 25 (4.68%) MCITP
7 25 (4.68%) MCTS
8 23 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 19 (3.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (3.00%) SC Cleared
12 15 (2.81%) CCNP
13 14 (2.62%) MOS
14 13 (2.43%) ISTQB
15 12 (2.25%) MCDST
16 11 (2.06%) ISEB
17 9 (1.69%) PMI Certification
18 8 (1.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (13.30%) SLA
2 23 (4.31%) QA
3 6 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.75%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) HL7
5 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 176 (32.96%) Active Directory
2 52 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.18%) Terminal Server
5 15 (2.81%) XenApp
6 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (6.18%) SCCM
2 9 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.56%) SCOM
4 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 369 (69.10%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.17%) Citrix
3 61 (11.42%) VMware
4 51 (9.55%) Cisco
5 19 (3.56%) Bloomberg
5 19 (3.56%) Intel Security
5 19 (3.56%) Reuters
6 18 (3.37%) Dell
7 15 (2.81%) AppSense
8 14 (2.62%) Juniper
9 13 (2.43%) Interwoven
9 13 (2.43%) Symantec
10 11 (2.06%) Apple
11 9 (1.69%) Remedy
12 8 (1.50%) Adobe
12 8 (1.50%) Avaya
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle
13 7 (1.31%) iManage
14 6 (1.12%) Lotus
14 6 (1.12%) SAP
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